Kennedy Cater appoints new head of Public Sector
Kennedy Cater has appointed Helen Edwards as its new Director and Head of Public Sector. She replaces Vivienne Horton, who will remain with the company as a consultant.
Kennedy Cater has been at the forefront of providing specialist advice for both public and private sector organisations in their procurement and management of legal services. The Public Sector specialises in providing particular support around establishing legal services frameworks, contract management, in-house process and efficiency gains and new business models, including shared services.
Tim Morel, Founder and Director of Kennedy Cater said,
‘Helen’s in-house background will further enhance our expertise in this sector and give focus to increasing collaboration between our public and private sector teams on projects that require real innovation.’
Helen has spent 19 years in local authority legal departments, the last 8 as Director of Legal Services in two authorities. Key focuses were to drive efficiencies through the redesign of in-house legal teams, and the establishment of shared legal services in three different authorities. The most recent of these being oneSource, the shared back office support service established by the London Boroughs of Newham and Havering.
Helen will be the lead contact for Kennedy Caters innovative framework services for the London Boroughs Legal Alliance (LBLA) and the Housing Associations Legal Alliance (HALA).
Commenting on her appointment, Helen said:
“I am delighted to have joined Kennedy Cater. In the difficult economic climate facing our public sector clients, I am excited by the opportunity to use my transformation skills to show them how investing in our services can achieve significant savings and sustainable quality and efficiency improvements”